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We are Northern Ireland's premier Short Oval Motor Racing promotion, bringing you the very best in Stock Car, Hot Rod and Banger racing since 2003. For 2014 we will be racing at both Tullyroan Oval near Dungannon and Aghadowey Oval near Coleraine. From the high speed, high octane National Hot Rods, to the thrill a minute wreck 'em racing of the National Bangers, DMC Race Promotions have something for everyone, from the serious motorsport enthusiast to the family looking for a day out with a difference.

Coming Fixtures
Aghadowey Oval
28/10/2016 @ 7.15pm

Gala Night Fireworks Extravaganza!!
National Hot Rods World Series NI Round 7
Thunder Rods 2016 Irish Championship
Reliant Robins 2016 DMC Supercup
Stock Rods 2016 King of Aghadowey

plus presentation of NI Points Championship trophies including the William J Bradley Perpetual Cup for Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
29/10/2016 @ 6pm

Gala Night Fireworks Spectacular!!
2L National Bangers 2016 Irish Championship
ProStocks 2016 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Grand Final

2.0 Hot Rods
plus Ninja Karts 2016 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge
plus presentation of NI Points Championship trophies

Tullyroan Oval
27/11/2016 @ 2pm

2L Non Mondeo National Bangers 2016 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
2.0 Hot Rods, Lightning Rods & ProStocks
plus Ninja Karts 2016 Champion of Champions
& Individual Achievement Award


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Portadown's Wayne Woolsey claimed his fourth 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship title with a faultless display at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon. During an action packed day's racing there was also Irish Championship success for Rathfriland's Ivan Elliott in an entertaining 1300 Stock Cars showdown, whilst Jordan Rochford claimed victory in the Lightning Rods M.O. Auto Repairs Challenge Series. Other final wins at the NW Developments sponsored meeting fell to Aaron McNeilly (Superstox) and Jordan McCann (ProStocks).

The 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship saw Wayne Woolsey and Mervyn Emerson share the front row courtesy of points scored during the season. Woolsey quickly stamped his authority on proceedings to edge clear, as Mervyn slumped down the line up as he got stuck on the outside line. Allen Cherry moved to second ahead of defending champion Stephen Emerson and Adam Best as Woolsey edged clear. S Emerson and Best found a way past Cherry to go second and third, but both struggled to make any impact on Woolsey's advantage. Wayne rounded out the remaining laps to take his fourth Irish Championship crown in some style to the delight of his father, legendary racer Norman Woolsey, who was also the meeting sponsor. S Emerson and Best filled out the podium at the end of a thrilling championship race.
The reversed grid Irish Revenge race saw a clear win for BriSCA F2 star man Christopher Kincaid, who powered to a healthy early advantage he would hold all the way home. Best and Feargal McNally came through to second and third after S Emerson was docked from second on the road for contact.

Jon McQuillan and Ivan Elliott shared the front row for the eagerly anticipated 1300 Stock Cars Irish Championship, and it was not to disappoint! McQuillan went ahead as the bumpers were exchanged in no uncertain terms early on, before a caution period was called with Anthony McIvor stranded on the back straight. McQuillan again made good his escape, with Peter Greer and Ivan Elliott settled into second and third, the latter after a great recovery as he had been skittled down the order early on. Willie Stewart and Calvin Blake were getting involved in something of a feud down the pack, and debris from Blake's car saw another caution period with just five laps remaining. With the tension at fever pitch, Greer made his move on the restart to hit the front, but McQuillan was still there and eyeing up a move to regain the lead. He did so with just a lap to go, but heading to the final turn Greer came back in with the bumper to send them both wide to the wall. The raceway opened up for Elliott, and he powered through on the inside to snatch a last gasp victory by the narrowest of margins after a sensational finish! Greer and McQuillan recovered to finish second and third.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw a straightforward win for Stewart, who raced home well clear of McQuillan and Nicky Lowry.

A very encouraging field of Lightning Rods produced some excellent racing, with Jordan Rochford hunting down early heat one leader Alastair Stewart to take the win late on. Mark Overend led the opening ten laps of heat two, but he was helpless to stop an onslaught from Aaron Stewart, who marked his return to action with a solid victory having slipped past Overend at half distance.
Points scored across the three meetings of the M.O Auto Repairs Challenge Series formed the grid for the Grand Final, with Rochford and Mark Corry on the front row. Rochford quickly settled into the lead, with World Champion Gary Beggs in second. The battle for second was a great scrap, with Rochford all the time extending his advantage. A momentary brush with a backmarker had Rochford's fans with their hearts in their mouths, but he held on to race home to a commendable victory, with Beggs and Scott Cochrane filling the podium and receiving race tyres courtesy of the series sponsors.

The Superstox also fielded an excellent grid of cars, including a class debut for Geoff Milligan and a return to action for Gary Grattan. Novice grader Adam Lockhart was the early heat one leader, but Sean Mark soon moved ahead to race home for his first ever victory in the formula ahead of Denver Grattan and Jordan Robinson. Lockhart impressed as he led for over half the heat two duration, but he was unable to hold off a flying Lee Davison who took a polished victory over Denver and Gary Grattan. Denver's second successive runner up spot was enough for him to clinch the 2016 NI Points Championship title.
Lockhart was again the first to show in the final, before losing out to the RCE machine of Aaron McNeilly. Davison was soon through to second, but despite closing the gap to the leader he was unable to get close enough to make contact. McNeilly had driven a terrific race, and he powered home to land his first ever feature race victory over Davison, Denver Grattan and Gary Chambers.

As always the ProStocks were action packed, with Jay White leading much of the way in the opening heat before the star men arrived on the scene with just five laps to go. European Champion Stephen McCready sliced through to the lead, but had Stephen Boyd tracking his every move. Heading into the final turn McCready was all prepared for the big push from behind, but Boyd somehow found a gap on the inside to snatch a last gasp victory. McCready and Robbie Wright filled the top three. White again led the way early in heat two before Del McLaughlin took over out front. McCready was intent in grabbing the win in this one, and he roared ahead to take the flag over McLaughlin and Boyd.
Having not figured at the sharp end during the heats, Jordan McCann immediately caught the eye in the final as he hit the front having demoted White on lap nine. McLaughlin initially held second, but lost out to McCready entering the final stages. Despite McCready's best efforts he had to give best to McCann, who took the flag for a popular win after a very controlled drive. McCready and McLaughlin filled out the podium finishers.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, NW Property Developments of Portadown
Added: 24/10/16

In our latest points update, several more NI Points Championships have now been finalised after our recent meetings.

In the Maxwell Freight Services Stock Rods NI Points Championship, European and Irish Champion Derek McMillan has added another title to his collection with victory over Marc Morrell and Shane McMillan. Derek also leads the way in the quest to qualify for the 2017 World Championship, ahead of his brother Shane and Ed Davis.

In the 1300 Stock Cars, Belfast driver Jon McQuillan has been crowned Rainey Racing NI Points Champion after a marathon season across all three circuits. Jon finished with an almost 100 point advantage over Ivan Elliott, with Curtis Greer in third spot. This chart also forms the grid for the upcoming Irish Championship at Tullyroan, whilst Jon also leads the way in the 2017 World Championship qualifying chart ahead of Elliott & Nicky Lowry.

In the competitive Thunder Rods division, Limavady's Samuel Montgomery has won a hard earned N Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship, edging home ahead of Andrew McLean by just five points with Ryan Campbell in third. This chart will also form the grid for the Irish Championship at Aghadowey Oval on Gala Night.

After a tense season long tussle in the Wash 'n' Dash NI Points Championship for Junior Productions, Drew McKeown has been crowned champion just ahead of Irish Champion Shea Duff. It was a tremendous season long scrap between the duo, with Matthew Nicholl coming home in third spot.

Finally, the ASC Cars of Ballymena NI Points Championship for the Ninja Karts saw a clear victory for Irish Champion Stewart Hanna, as he ended up with a 50 point advantage over runner up Lily Gallagher whilst Sam Percy and Corey Stirling tied in third position.

All our NI Points Champions will receive their prizes over the Hallowe'en weekend at our two Gala Night fireworks meetings.

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu. All drivers should note that their correct roof colour should be applied as laid down in their formula's Rules & Regulations. Checks will be carried out over the coming meetings and offenders may be forced to start from the rear of the field.
Added: 18/10/16

Birches based Irish National Banger Champion Dave Haugh scored another big success at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday when he was victorious in the annual Nutshaker event. Amidst the carnage on the raceway he roared home to a tremendous win in his Lexus. The day's other main event, the ProStocks Golden Helmet, fell to Glenavy's Dan Shannon whilst Graham Meek was a deserved winner of the Junior Productions 1ke Engineering Young Guns Series. Other feature race wins fell to Nicky Lowry (1300 Stock Cars) and Stewart Hanna (Ninja Karts).

The Unlimited National Bangers Ray McGrath Transport sponsored Nutshaker event has become almost the property of Coleraine's Kieran McIvor in recent years, as he was chasing his sixth consecutive win in the event. The writing looked to be on the wall for the rest when Kieran drew pole position, only for mechanical trouble to sideline him before the race even started. That opened the door for Dave Haugh to surge ahead, tracked initially by Dublin's Stevo McGrath. McGrath was eliminated, before a race stoppage for a huge wreck on turn one for Brian Smyth who was followed into the wall at full speed by Steven Bolton. It was a huge crash, and luckily Smyth emerged unscathed. At the restart Haugh again built an advantage, racing home to victory ahead of Bolton and Jonny Murdock.
McIvor had made good his problems in time for the Allcomers event, and he easily took the win over Bolton and Murdock. An entertaining Destruction Derby for the Stephen Bannon Memorial Trophy ended in a dead heat after a huge head on impact between Willy Ogilby and Liam Johnston, with both declared joint winners.

The ProStocks were back in action just hours after Leonard Dunn had claimed the World Cup title at Aghadowey on Saturday evening. Curtis Gillis headed heat one off before Ashley Hawe took over out front, and despite a late charge from Irish Champion Dan Shannon, Hawe held on for the win with returnee Adrian McKinstry in third. Hawe went ahead in heat two to chase a repeat victory, but he had no answer to the flying William McFaul, who went ahead with just five laps remaining. McKinstry and Jordan McCann completed the placemen.
There was drama before the final got underway as front row qualifiers Hawe and McKinstry both hit trouble and didn't make the start. That left McCann and Shannon sharing the front row, but they both got shuffled out of contention in the early laps as the bumpers were put to good use. McFaul went ahead but Shannon soon appeared back in second to take the challenge for the lead to him. They swapped places a number of times before Shannon made good his escape to successfully defend his Golden Helmet crown. McCann challenged McFaul late on for second, but McFaul held on for the runner up trophy with Stephen Boyd snatching third ahead of McCann.

The opening Junior Productions heat saw a number of incidents which eliminated Sam McNeice, Adam McFall and Josh Rogers. Through the melee Adam Weir hit the front and raced to a great win over Drew McKeown and Irish Champion Shea Duff on the road. The second heat was all about Gareth Halliday, as he romped to a great victory over Weir and McFall. That race was marred by a clash between star drivers McKeown and Duff, which left Drew with a damaged car and Shea disqualified for his part in the incident.
The Grand Final of the 1ke Engineering Young Guns Series was lined up in points order from throughout the series, with David Gurney the man who had the most points and claimed pole position. Graham Meek made a storming start from the outside of the front row to surge into the lead, with Halliday coming through for second ahead of a huge battle for third between Gurney, Weir, McFall and Matthew Nicholl. Gurney got tossed aside which earned Weir a disqualification, but that was of little interest to Meek who reeled off the remaining laps to take the Young Guns title and the biggest win of his career to date in some style. Halliday and Nicholl completed the top three who each received race tyres courtesy of sponsors 1ke Engineering.

The rough and tumble 1300 Stock Cars were slightly down in numbers following their Irish Open Championship exploits the previous weekend, but they still managed to produce three thrilling races. Calvin Blake held off a spirited charge from Jon McQuillan and Aaron Rainey to land the opening heat victory, before repeating the dose in heat two with another controlled drive to victory lane. He disposed of early leader Nicky Lowry to hit the front, and when demoted by star man McQuillan, Calvin hooked him round onto the infield to take an excellent win and earn a rise to the red grade for the final. Rainey and Lowry filled the top three.
With Blake starting further back for the final, Lowry took his opportunity to build a clear early advantage ahead of Michael Logan. There were plenty of blows being exchanged in the pack, with McQuillan riding the wall on more than one occasion. Lowry had all under control and took a tidy victory and the 1ke Engineering trophy ahead of Rainey and Blake.

The opening Ninja Karts heat saw a spirited drive from Lacy Bevan who led right until the lap boards came out. She was then swallowed up by a fast charging pack of star drivers, with Jack Morrow nipping past Jay Clyde to take a superb win, with Clyde second and Corey Stirling in third. Bevan again led the second heat, before losing out to a fast moving Daniel Stewart. Stewart took the victory in great style ahead of Clyde and Lily Gallagher.
Matthew Weir showed well at the start of the final, leading for a number of laps until Stewart took over out front. There was a tremendous battle amongst the star graded drivers, in particular Gallagher, Morrow and Irish Champion Stewart Hanna. Gallagher broke clear to chase down Stewart, but Hanna was soon involved in the lead scrap too and found a gap on the inside to take a tremendous win in his first meeting sporting the green roof of Irish Champion. Gallagher and Stewart completed the podium finishers.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Ray McGrath Transport & 1ke Engineering
Added: 17/10/16

Donemana driver Leonard Dunn was literally on top of the world at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night when he was crowned ProStocks World Cup Champion after a sensational night's racing. Competing against a full field of the formula's best racers, Leonard powered ahead halfway through the final to land the sport's biggest prize. An action packed evening's racing also saw local Aghadowey man Richard Stewart crowned Lightning Rods Irish Champion, with Banbridge's Denver Grattan also claiming Irish Championship glory in the Superstox. The MR Fabrications Challenge Series for Stock Rods fell to Derek McMillan of Kells, with Ballybogey's Norman Purdy taking a clean sweep of both heats and the final in the Thunder Rods.

A large field of ProStocks arrived to do battle for the RRE Recovery sponsored World Cup, the formula's premier race of the season. The drawn grid for heat one saw Ballymoney's Steven Bolton set the early pace, before Robbie Wright went ahead chased by Scottish star Paul Barron. European Champion Stephen McCready quickly disposed of Barron to go second before nudging past Wright to take a great win. Garvagh's Stephen Boyd came through for second in a dramatic finish ahead of Adam White and Wright.
Scotland's Ricky White led the opening eight laps of the reversed grid second heat, but he soon had defending World Champion Steven Haugh tracking his every move. Haugh went in with the bumper to take up the running, but soon had his mirrors full of Irish Champion Dan Shannon. Dan slipped past on the inside on the Brown Trout Bend to take a popular victory over Haugh and Ricky White, with Leonard Dunn catching the eye in fourth.
McCready and Adam White headed the line up for the World Cup final, ahead of Ricky White and Shannon on row two and Boyd and Robbie Wright on row three. After a great build up the atmosphere in the stadium was at fever pitch as the cars set off on their rolling laps. The opening lap was outstanding, as McCready settled into the lead with Dunn and Raymond Gurney coming through to second and third after the initial shake up. A couple of caution periods raised the tension even more, and at half way Dunn made his move for the lead with a telling blow on McCready. Despite McCready's best efforts to get back on terms, there was no stopping the flying Donemana man Dunn as he swept home to the biggest win of his career and the gold roof for the next twelve months. McCready was a gallant second, with Robbie Wright getting the better of William McFaul on the last lap to grab an impressive third spot. It was an excellent night's entertainment from the ProStocks, with Dunn deservedly crowned World Champions after a sterling drive.

A wet but drying track greeted the competitors in the Lightning Rods Irish Championship, leading to plenty of guessing as to set up on their cars. British Champion Jordan Rochford led them away from pole position, with former Irish Champ Scott Cochrane challenging hard on the outside early on. World Champion Gary Beggs then moved to second, looking for a way past Rochford on what was a very slippery track indeed. From a lowly grid position Richard Stewart soon moved into contention, finding grip where others were struggling to make a serious bid for the lead on the outside. He drew himself alongside Beggs and then Rochford before surging ahead into the top spot. There was no stopping Stewart, who took the chequered flag and the Irish title after a tremendous drive, with European Champion Nigel Jackson and Beggs inheriting second and third after Rochford was unfortunately dropped two places for contact in the final stages.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race was a walk in the park for Jackson from the front row of the grid, leading home an impressive Ricky Shaw and Mark Corry. Aggregate points lined the up the King of Aghadowey final, with Jackson storming away into an early lead ahead of Beggs and Shaw. Despite things closing considerably nearing the end, Jackson was in control all the way home to take a stylish victory over Beggs and Shaw.

The Superstox Irish Championship took a few attempts to get going, with Jordan Robinson, Stephen Stewart and Aaron McNeilly all finding themselves hard in the turn one wall at the first time of asking. A complete restart was called, only to see another turn one fracas, this time involving Stewart, Lee Davison, Gary Chambers and Adam Lockhart. When we finally got underway Banbridge's defending Irish Champion Denver Grattan surged ahead, with Jack Gilpin and Graham Fegan filling out the top three. As Grattan stayed clear and in charge of proceedings, Fegan went in hard on Gilpin into turn three to take over in second. Grattan romped home to a dominant and deserved second Irish title in a row, with Fegan and Gilpin filling out the podium.
From the front of the grid Fegan made no mistake in the reverse grid Irish Revenge Race leading home Grattan and Lee Davison at the flag. In the graded order meeting final, Cyril Hawe initially led before Davison came roaring past and on to the victory. Grattan and Chambers took second and third respectively after Fegan retired from the runner up slot late on.

The Grand Final of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series was the main event for the Stock Rods, with Kells driver Shane McMillan quickly stamping his authority on the opening heat to take a commanding win over Steve Gooch and British Champion Bobbie Johnston. The second race of the night was a controversial affair, with the top two on the road, Ed Davis and Gooch, both falling foul of the powers that be for contact during the event. Both were demoted two places, handing another win to McMillan ahead of Curtis Greer.
Total points from throughout the series formed the grid for the final, with pole position falling to European and Irish Champion Derek McMillan ahead of Jonny Cardwell, Shane McMillan and World Champion Stevie McNiece. The initial start was aborted after some drivers found themselves in all manner of problems, before Derek McMillan powered ahead at the second time of asking to take control of proceedings. As Derek ticked off the laps to another major win, a huge battle ensued for second, which finally fell to Johnston on the road. He was docked two places for contact though, handing the runner up slot to Davis with Marc Morrell taking a spirited third place after a good drive from down the grid. The top three all received Yokohama race tyres courtesy of generous series sponsors, MR Fabrications.

Norman Purdy turned out to be the star turn in the Thunder Rods, going through the entire meeting unbeaten. Jerome Doherty led the opening heat until Purdy scythed past to the front, Norman reeling of a comfortable win with Davy Wilson in second. John Goligher looked very quick in his new car, but was docked from third to fifth for contact, elevating Andrew McLean to the top three. An untidy start to heat two saw a number of cars receive warnings from Race Control for contact. It was one of those drivers, Chrissy Dempsey, who took the chequered flag on the road, but he was subsequently docked to third which handed the win to Purdy over McLean.
Not even an upgrading to red grade for the final could stop Purdy, as he went ahead of Doherty on lap 13 to press ahead and lead all the way to the flag. A late caution for Ryan Campbell in the wall on the Brown Trout Bend closed the field up, but Purdy made no mistake to lead home Wilson and Josh Goligher.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, RRE Recovery Tel: 07845 031106
Added: 17/10/16

The final standings in the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Points Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods have now been published. Portadown's Wayne Woolsey has capped a great season by taking the championship crown ahead of Mervyn Emerson and Allen Cherry. This chart will also form the grid for the 2016 Irish Championship at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday October 23rd.

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu. All drivers should note that their correct roof colour should be applied as laid down in their formula's Rules & Regulations. Checks will be carried out over the coming meetings and offenders may be forced to start from the rear of the field.

Added: 12/10/16

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